This is pretty crazy. I Don't think I would want a missile on top of my home either.
On Monday, a high-profile court case began in which a group of London residents sued security forces because a surface-to-air missile – which could be used to shoot down a civilian airplane in case of a hijacking – is designated to be placed on the roof of their apartment building.
Residents of the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone, less than a mile from where soccer icon David Beckham grew up, were seeking an injunction against the missile placement they claim increases their own danger of being under attack.
"It is the unprecedented siting of a military base or missile site in peace time on English soil that brings us to this court," lawyer Marc Willers said on behalf of the group.
Tuesday, a high court ruled the residents did not have an arguable case.